Among the plethora of newly announced Wii U titles, a new Scribblenauts game has been confirmed for the Wii U and 3DS, as well as Batman Arkham Asylum: Armored Edition, LEGO City Undercover, Wii Fit U and SiNG (working title).
While the latter two will probably sell well, the first three grabbed my attention more. Scribblenauts Unlimited brings us into the Scribblenauts world in HD, and now adds the new levels of asymmetric gameplay that Nintendo won't stop telling us about. The game will feature a new multiplayer mode, and you'll be able to learn the story behind Maxwell's notebook.
Batman Arkham Asylum does the same thing every other Wii U game has done and promised new levels of gameplay with the Wii U GamePad. We are going to see Arkham City "in a new way", said Martin Tremblay, president of Warner Bros. Interactive. The GamePad will allow players to guide thrown weapons by moving the controller in relation to the screen, and you'll also be able to detonate set explosives with a touch of the touch screen. For more details, check out the video below.
And finally, LEGO City Undercover. This game looks witty and fun, as you'd expect from a LEGO game. The game follows hero cop Chase McCain in a slapstick adventure that's sure to be filled with innocent fun. The game features vehicles (helicopter and police car shown), free running, sneaking and ass-kicking. This really looks to be a simple Nintendo-style game, in other words, it's not too difficult, not too complicated, and hours of fun.
So, in the end, there have been no Zelda, 3D Mario, Smash Bros., Mario Kart or Metroid titles announced. Rumours of other games are still floating around, and I see no reason for big games over the next year not to come out on the Wii U, as it is most definitely a more powerful machine than either the Xbox 360 or the Playstation 3. I think we can still look forward to a nice set of titles due for the Wii U over the next year, and we can only hope that Sony and Microsoft counter it next year, with their new additions to the next generation of home consoles.